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FCO Updates

Due to travel soon but concerned about the destination? The Government offers foreign travel advice via their office website, please use the below to find the latest updates (you can click a country to filter results).

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18-Apr-2018 18:01
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated advice on use of seatbelts; Local laws and customs section - addition of advice on Ramadan and the use of drones

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18-Apr-2018 17:49
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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18-Apr-2018 17:45
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - addition of information about the possible postponement of the opening of the new airport in Islamabad until early May 2018

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18-Apr-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on kidnapping; Safety and Security section (Crime, Local travel and Rail travel) - addition of information on scams; the Ndian division in the South West; and the Douala-Yaounde-Ngaoundere railway

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18-Apr-2018 15:39
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - updated information; the cost of a replacement immigration form has risen to $500 Mexican Pesos

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18-Apr-2018 12:39
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated information on the threat from terrorism, including terrorist kidnap, in Mali, the wider Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin; Local laws and customs section - updated dates for Ramadan in 2018; Health section - update to contact details for private hospitals in Bamako

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18-Apr-2018 10:48
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - additional information on clashes and protests in the PK5 area of Bangui

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17-Apr-2018 21:34
 

Summary - bomb attack on police vehicle in northern Antioquia. Deteriorating security situation along Colombia-Ecuadorian border, and in Norte de Santander.

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17-Apr-2018 14:33
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on threat of violence in the Kathmandu Valley

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17-Apr-2018 11:29
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - removal of reference to adventure sports in region of Cusco

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17-Apr-2018 10:34
 

Latest update: Health section and summary - updated information on air quality, adding Chiang Mai to urban areas affected by high levels of air pollution and smoke haze

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17-Apr-2018 09:50
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Dual citizenship) - if you hold South African citizenship, you must enter and exit South Africa on your South African passport; it is an offence under South African law for a citizen aged 18 or over to enter or leave the country on a foreign passport

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16-Apr-2018 17:11
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Favelas) and summary - updated information and advice about safety and security in favelas; we recommend that you avoid these areas in all cities, including 'favela tours' marketed to tourists and any accommodation, restaurants or bars advertised as being within a favela

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16-Apr-2018 16:32
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs - updated information on the hunting or trading of protected wild animals

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16-Apr-2018 14:26
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information and advice following a recent increase in demonstrations in Niamey; Terrorism section - updated advice on the threat from terrorism, including terrorist kidnap, in Niger and the wider Sahel and Lake Chad Basin; Local laws and customs section - updated information on local laws and attitudes relating to LGBT people; Health section - addition of contact details for private hospitals and clinics

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16-Apr-2018 13:50
 

Latest update: addition of advice on protests and demonstrations; there may be protests and demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities

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16-Apr-2018 11:37
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information; protests which began in central Yerevan on 13 April continue and have spread; many roads in the centre of Yerevan are closed and public transport is disrupted; you should avoid protests and monitor local media

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16-Apr-2018 10:25
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas and Travelling with children) - addition of information for visits over 14 days; Health - update on medical facilities; Local laws and customs - biosecurity

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16-Apr-2018 09:31
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of information; legal aid is available for Andorra residents only

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14-Apr-2018 03:27
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:16
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:14
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:12
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:10
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:03
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:44
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:38
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Lebanon and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:36
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Jordan and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:34
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Iran and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:29
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Iraq and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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13-Apr-2018 23:37
 

Summary - plots to bomb Siem Reap and Phnom Penh foiled

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13-Apr-2018 17:09
 

Latest update: Summary – addition of information on mass protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel border each Friday, which are expected to continue to take place each Friday throughout April and May

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13-Apr-2018 17:05
 

Latest update: Summary – addition of information on mass protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel border each Friday, which are expected to continue to take place each Friday throughout April and May

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13-Apr-2018 16:46
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information and advice on Winter Storm Xanto, which is forecast to affect the central USA from Friday 13 April

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13-Apr-2018 15:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - removal of information about the presidential run-off election on 31 March 2018

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13-Apr-2018 14:34
 

Latest update: Summary - the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon from 8 to 12 May 2018; if you're planning to travel to Lisbon for the Song Contest and associated events, check our dedicated information and advice page in addition to this travel advice

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13-Apr-2018 12:46
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - addition of information on the new airport in Islamabad, scheduled to open on 20 April 2018; there is the potential for some delays or disruption to flights around the opening date; if you're planning to travel to or from Islamabad in this period, monitor advice from your airline and be prepared to review your travel plans accordingly; Summary - removal of references to Easter period

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13-Apr-2018 12:07
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - minor update to factual information on use of Air Koryo by FCO staff

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13-Apr-2018 12:03
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Saudi Arabia-Yemen border) and summary - updated information reflecting incident on 11 April 2018, during which 3 missiles were intercepted and destroyed, one over south-west Riyadh, one over Najran and one over Abha; there are reports that drone attacks were intercepted over Abha and Jizan

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13-Apr-2018 10:05
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - due to recent accidents, the Public Ministry has suspended all adventure sports in the region of Cusco until further notice

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13-Apr-2018 09:56
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the CSKA Moscow v Arsenal match on 12 April

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13-Apr-2018 00:15
 

Summary - bomb attack on police vehicle in northern Antioquia.

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12-Apr-2018 16:43
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel), Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice on the security situation and recent incidents in the northern province of Esmeraldas

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12-Apr-2018 14:40
 

Latest update: Summary - editorial amendments to existing information on demonstrations

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12-Apr-2018 13:14
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Passport validity) - addition of information on dual nationality; (UK Emergency Travel Documents) - if you apply for an ETD whilst in Indonesia, you may need to get an exit permit from Immigration to leave the country; (Travelling with medication) - addition of information and advice when travelling to Indonesia with medication; Health section - addition of information on air quality and tap water

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12-Apr-2018 10:28
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (road and sea travel) - major update on recovery process after Hurricane Irma; Entry requirements section (departure tax) - additional information on environmental and tourism levy

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11-Apr-2018 13:52
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - update to existing information for LGBT travellers

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11-Apr-2018 11:44
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on planned protests on 11, 12 and 14 April in Lomé

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11-Apr-2018 09:59
 

Latest update: Summary - the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take place at the Baku city circuit from 27 to 29 April 2018; see our information and advice page for spectators travelling to Azerbaijan for the race

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11-Apr-2018 09:24
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - additional information on the Cambodian legal system

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11-Apr-2018 09:14
 

Latest update: Summary - addition to information on earthquakes

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10-Apr-2018 15:48
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - updated information on adventure activities and safety standards

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10-Apr-2018 15:32
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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10-Apr-2018 14:34
 

Latest update: Summary - This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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10-Apr-2018 09:49
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the Paralympic Winter Games in March 2018

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10-Apr-2018 08:29
 

Summary: There are planned public sector strikes affecting airports in Germany on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Cologne will be affected. You should check with your airline before travelling.

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09-Apr-2018 17:04
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on planned strikes by Air France and its subsidiaries

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09-Apr-2018 12:12
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel,Getting to St Helena and Ascension); updated information on the travel route to the islands; updated contact details for St Helena government UK representative

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09-Apr-2018 11:56
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about incident in Münster on 7 April

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09-Apr-2018 09:19
 

Latest update: Summary - This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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09-Apr-2018 03:48
 

Summary: Weather system TD 13F has become Tropical Cyclone Keni, forecast to pass to the south of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, bringing heavy rain and high winds. Avoid travel in low-lying areas and on flooded roads. Flights into and out of Fiji will be disrupted.

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06-Apr-2018 22:20
 

Safety and security (local travel) and terrorism sections updated following the detonation of a home-made explosive near the town of Viche in the Esmeraldas province on 4 April

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06-Apr-2018 15:32
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrrorism section - updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping

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06-Apr-2018 12:24
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on Boracay Island; the island will be closed to tourists from 26 April 2018 for 6 months for environmental rehabilitation

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06-Apr-2018 10:08
 

Latest update: Summary - updated travel advice for Hatay province

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05-Apr-2018 15:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping

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05-Apr-2018 13:06
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - updated information on the use of registered radio taxis

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05-Apr-2018 11:18
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (UK emergency travel documents) - UK emergency travel documents are accepted as valid for entry, exit and transit

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05-Apr-2018 09:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on heat and water supply warning; Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information on recent handover of presidential power

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05-Apr-2018 09:33
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on the lifting of the state of emergency

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05-Apr-2018 09:11
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on strike action; planned strikes at the Port of Calais on 5 April have been cancelled

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04-Apr-2018 14:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - addition to list of recent incidents

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04-Apr-2018 14:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - addition to list of recent incidents

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04-Apr-2018 13:51
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on criminal attacks in Podgorica on 29 and 31 March

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04-Apr-2018 13:51
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on criminal attacks in Podgorica on 29 and 31 March

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04-Apr-2018 10:38
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about presidential elections on 26 to 28 March

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04-Apr-2018 10:38
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about presidential elections on 26 to 28 March

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04-Apr-2018 10:33
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information about demonstration on 31 March on the highway to Kukes

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04-Apr-2018 10:33
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information about demonstration on 31 March on the highway to Kukes

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04-Apr-2018 09:44
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Chandragiri Hills cable car attraction in Thankot

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03-Apr-2018 17:13
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 17:09
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 17:04
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 16:51
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 16:44
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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03-Apr-2018 15:17
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism - change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks

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03-Apr-2018 15:14
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism: change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks

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03-Apr-2018 14:19
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:17
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:12
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:10
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:08
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:07
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:05
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 14:02
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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03-Apr-2018 10:21
 

Latest update: Safety and security (Crime) - removal of reference to British nationals seeking embassy help for theft of valuables; (Road travel and Svalbard) - correction of hyperlinks

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03-Apr-2018 09:39
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on President Buhari's state visit to Lagos on 29 and 30 March

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03-Apr-2018 09:30
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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13-Mar-2018 14:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation): Parliamentary elections will be held on 25 March 2018; you should avoid demonstrations or large gatherings of people

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13-Mar-2018 14:09
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on nationwide general strike on 9 and 10 March

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13-Mar-2018 13:43
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendment

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13-Mar-2018 13:23
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - The Tajik authorities have announced that the border crossing between Panjakent (Tajikistan) and Samarkand (Uzbekistan) is going to open in March 2018, there is no further information at this time

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13-Mar-2018 13:05
 

Latest update: Summary - The Tajik authorities have announced that the border crossing between Panjakent and Samarkand (Uzbekistan) is going to open in March 2018; there is no further information at this time

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13-Mar-2018 11:48
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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12-Mar-2018 20:25
 

Latest update: Summary - We are aware of reports of two parcel bomb explosions in Austin, Texas earlier today. Local authorities have confirmed that no foreign nationals were involved in either incident. British Nationals in the area should remain alert and follow the advice and instructions from local law enforcement authorities.

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12-Mar-2018 15:08
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information and advice on the nationwide State of Emergency in Sri Lanka; additional security personnel have been deployed in some areas; access to a number of social media platforms is restricted; Bandaranaike International Airport is operating as normal; no reports of ongoing incidents in major tourist areas

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12-Mar-2018 11:38
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information on visa requirements for Oman; you should apply for an e-visa through the Royal Oman Police portal before you travel

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12-Mar-2018 10:26
 

Latest update: Summary - on 12 March a US Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, crashed on landing at Kathmandu International Airport with reports of multiple casualties; disruption to flights is likely; if you're travelling to or from Kathmandu, you're advised to check the status of your flight with your airline and follow the advice of the local authorities

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12-Mar-2018 09:16
 

Latest update: Wales travel to Nanning, China for the 2018 China Cup from 22 to 26 March 2018; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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11-Mar-2018 00:29
 

Summary: - There has been increased volcanic activity in recent days from Mount Shinmoedake in southern Kyushu; after further eruptions on Saturday 10 March Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a warning about the danger of falling rocks around a 4km radius; if you are in the area you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

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09-Mar-2018 17:47
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - updated information and advice for British nationals entering Cyprus through the North

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09-Mar-2018 16:55
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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09-Mar-2018 16:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on road delays at border crossings; Safety and security section (road travel) - you must have winter tyres on vehicles between 15 November and 15 April; updated statistics from Department for Transport on number of road deaths

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09-Mar-2018 16:34
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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09-Mar-2018 16:30
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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09-Mar-2018 15:46
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about recent eruption of Mount Kusatsu; Local laws and customs section - while attitudes towards tattoos are increasingly accepting, many public amenities do not admit anyone with tattoos and other establishments ask for tattoos to be covered up; Entry requirements section - update on bringing medication into Japan

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09-Mar-2018 15:10
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on the State of Emergency, which was declared on 16 February and confirmed by the Ethiopian Parliament on 2 March; removal of information about incidents in Gondar in April 2017

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09-Mar-2018 13:35
 

Latest update: Summary - revised information about water restrictions in the Western Cape; Health section - there has been an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa; the South African Ministry of Health has advised against the purchase and consumption of ready to eat meat products; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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09-Mar-2018 10:52
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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09-Mar-2018 06:44
 

Summary - Updated advice on curfews in the Kandy administrative region

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08-Mar-2018 18:04
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about recent severe weather conditions that affected Ireland

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08-Mar-2018 17:22
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Sea travel) - update on use of ferry; you're encouraged to pre-book your ferry journey; sea conditions at various times of the year can disrupt the operation of the ferry service

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08-Mar-2018 15:48
 

Latest update: summary - Chelsea take on Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday 14 March 2018; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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08-Mar-2018 15:11
 

Latest update: Health section - updated information on rabies infected areas; Local laws and customs section - updated information on laws and local attitudes in Malaysia

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08-Mar-2018 14:47
 

Latest update: Summary - a nationwide general strike is planned to take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March across Nepal; transport services may be disrupted; protests can occur at short notice and turn violent; you should remain vigilant, take extra care in public places and avoid large gatherings; follow advice from local authorities and monitor media

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08-Mar-2018 13:16
 

Latest update: Summary - eruptive activity of the Mayon volcano has reduced and the Philippines authorities have lowered the alert to level 3; an exclusion zone remains in place and you should continue to follow developments on the PHIVOLCS website; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice for LGBT travellers

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08-Mar-2018 12:10
 

Latest update: Summary - further update to information and advice on the situation in Kandy administrative region following a number of violent incidents; there are no reports that major tourist areas elsewhere in Sri Lanka have been affected, and Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is operating as normal; removal of reference to recommendation by Sri Lanka Tourism for tourists not to travel into Kandy, which has been lifted

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08-Mar-2018 09:57
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information on acceptance of UK Emergency Travel Documents for entry to the UAE from 30 March 2018

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08-Mar-2018 06:37
 

Summary - Updated information on curfew imposed in the Kandy administrative region and related travel disruption, following a number of violent incidents

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07-Mar-2018 18:42
 

On 7 March, an “indefinite” police curfew was imposed in the Kandy administrative region, where there are continuing reports of violent incidents. Social media platforms have been blocked nationwide. It is expected that the curfew will continue while the State of Emergency is in place. While the curfew does not impose restrictions on tourist activities, we are aware of some reports of tourists being caught up in movement restrictions. You should exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies, and comply with local security requirements.

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06-Mar-2018 18:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Main tourist destinations) and summary - updated information and advice on safety and security following detonation of an explosive device on a tourist ferry operating between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel on 21 February

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06-Mar-2018 15:35
 

Latest update: Summary - On 6 March 2018 the Sri Lankan government announced a nationwide state of emergency in response to recent incidents of inter-communal violence in Ampara and Kandy. The state of emergency may include curfews in specific locations across the country. You should exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies, and comply with local security requirements

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06-Mar-2018 10:55
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on documentary requirements when travelling with children

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05-Mar-2018 17:44
 

Latest update: Health section and summary - updated information on cases of yellow fever in Brazil; check the NaTHNaC website for information on yellow fever vaccination recommendations for British travellers; please note that Rio de Janeiro state authorities recommend that all visitors to the state, including to the island of Ilha Grande, are vaccinated against yellow fever

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05-Mar-2018 14:35
 

Latest update: summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 14:06
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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05-Mar-2018 13:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - editorial amendments reflecting security incident in Ouagadougou on 2 March

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05-Mar-2018 12:24
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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05-Mar-2018 11:54
 

Latest update: Summary - Arsenal take on AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday 8 March; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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05-Mar-2018 09:38
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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05-Mar-2018 09:34
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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05-Mar-2018 09:24
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment.

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02-Mar-2018 21:51
 

Summary- earlier security incident in Ouagadougou now concluded

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02-Mar-2018 17:40
 

Latest update: Summary - a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Highlands of Papua New Guinea on Monday 26 February; there has been significant damage to infrastructure, including roads and telecommunications; Komo Airport has been closed; for further information on how your travel plans may be affected, you should contact your airline or tour operator; removal of information from summary about volcanic eruption on the island of Kadovar in January 2018

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02-Mar-2018 17:32
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on visa requirements and the use of Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to enter and exit Bhutan

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02-Mar-2018 17:01
 

Latest update: Summary - hotels on the central northern coast damaged by Hurricane Irma are beginning to reopen after repairs; if you're planning to travel to the area, you should liaise with your tour operator or hotel to find out if services are back to normal

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02-Mar-2018 17:00
 

Latest update: Summary – removal of link to advice page for the Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic match

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02-Mar-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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02-Mar-2018 15:15
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - presidential elections will take place on 11 April 2018; the campaign period begins on 12 March; the political situation in Azerbaijan is generally calm, but demonstrations and opposition rallies do take place from time to time; you should stay away from large gatherings and remain vigilant

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02-Mar-2018 13:03
 

Latest update: Money section - update on withdrawing cash and use of international credit cards.

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02-Mar-2018 12:25
 

Latest update: Summary - there have been reports of gunfire and explosions this morning in the centre of Ouagadougou, close to the French Embassy and the Army Headquarters; the situation is ongoing; you should avoid the area, stay indoors and monitor local media for updates and advice from the authorities

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02-Mar-2018 11:37
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - revised information and advice about criminal intent to target areas around international hotels in Abuja; removal of reference to foreign exchange bureaux as a specific target; it is likely that potential attacks would be carried out by armed gangs; at this time of heightened threat, avoid loitering outside hotel security cordons and be extra vigilant when travelling in their vicinity

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02-Mar-2018 10:41
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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01-Mar-2018 17:23
 

Latest update: editorial amendments to Summary and Safety and security sections

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01-Mar-2018 15:56
 

Latest update: Summary - due to severe weather conditions across the country, the Irish authorities advise that you should remain indoors until 3pm on Friday 2 March; a red weather warning is in place across the country; public transport has been suspended and Dublin and Cork airports are closed; for further information on how your travel may be affected in the coming days, you should check with your travel provider before travelling to your point of departure; monitor local media and weather reports from the Irish Meteorological Service

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01-Mar-2018 14:10
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a fire in north west Luanda on 28 February

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01-Mar-2018 13:14
 

Latest update: editorial amendments throughout this advice; Safety and security section (Road travel) - you must have an International Driving Permit or Thai driving licence to drive a car or ride a motorcycle in Thailand; if you use a motor vehicle without the correct licence, your travel insurance may be invalidated in the event of an injury arising from an accident; Local laws and customs section - there are strict rules on the disposal of all forms of waste, especially polystyrene and plastic, and any act that causes damage to coastal areas

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28-Feb-2018 17:14
 

Latest update: Natural disasters section and summary - minor editorial amendments on Mount Agung

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28-Feb-2018 17:10
 

Latest update: Summary - the England men's cricket team are touring New Zealand in February and March 2018; addition of link to venue information from New Zealand Cricket; Entry requirements section - New Zealand's immigration rules are strict, particularly regarding employment; visitors cannot work in New Zealand

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28-Feb-2018 16:51
 

Latest update: Summary - local authorities have confirmed that the fire at the SONILS Logistics Centre in the Boa Vista neighbourhood in the north west of Luanda is under control; you should continue to exercise extra caution in this area

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28-Feb-2018 15:08
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 15:06
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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28-Feb-2018 12:05
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about protests on 20 February

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28-Feb-2018 12:02
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a strike affecting train travel and public transport on 26 and 27 February

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28-Feb-2018 11:59
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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28-Feb-2018 09:39
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - update to information on the political situation on the Korean peninsula reflecting renewal of direct contact between the North and South Korean governments; Summary - removal of reference to the Winter Olympic Games from 9 to 25 February

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27-Feb-2018 17:14
 

Latest update: Summary - update to information on a grenade attack on the US embassy compound premises in Podgorica on 22 February; roads around the embassy are now open as normal

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27-Feb-2018 16:39
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about an earthquake near Hualien on 6 February

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27-Feb-2018 14:04
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - there have been reports that criminal gangs are intending to target foreign exchange bureaux attached to international hotels in and around Abuja's central business district; you should be extra vigilant in these areas, satisfy yourself that your hotel's visible security measures are robust and minimise your movements in and around foreign exchange bureaux in these areas

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27-Feb-2018 11:38
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - right-hand drive vehicles may not be driven in or imported into Nicaragua; Local laws and customs section - addition of information about restrictions in Nicaragua on the import and use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles

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26-Feb-2018 14:44
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information regarding demonstrations and road blockades near the town of Uyuni

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26-Feb-2018 14:03
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on general strike on 20 February and disruption to the East West Highway

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26-Feb-2018 10:31
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on calls for political protests on 25 February

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26-Feb-2018 10:19
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the FC Porto v Liverpool match on 14 February

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23-Feb-2018 17:19
 

Health section – there has been a recent outbreak of dengue fever in Nadi & Ba. The outbreak in Labasa as announced in early January is ongoing; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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23-Feb-2018 17:04
 

Summary – on 16 February 2018, President Temer signed a decree putting the army in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro city and state. The police and army now both fall under the command of an army general. The army has previously been involved in security for the 2016 Olympics and since August 2017 in operations around some favelas; you’re likely to see a police and military presence on the streets

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23-Feb-2018 16:25
 

Latest update: Summary - the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the town of Lashio (including its airport) in Shan State; Safety and security section - on 21 February 2018 a bomb exploded in a bank in Lashio, killing 2 people and severely injuring 22 more

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19-Feb-2018 17:16
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated information on the terrorist threat from extremists linked to Daesh; in February 2018, two South African-British dual nationals were kidnapped; Safety and security section (Criminal kidnaps) - there's an increasing threat of kidnap throughout South Africa; kidnaps can be for financial gain or motivated by criminality; British nationals can be perceived as being wealthier than locals and may be at particular risk of kidnap for financial gain

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19-Feb-2018 17:11
 

Summary – a nationwide general strike is planned for Tuesday 20 February across Nepal. It is likely to have the most impact in the districts of Rukum, Rolpa, Jajarkot, Salyan, Pyuthan, Dang, Jhapa, Biratnagar and Udaypur; protests can occur at short notice and turn violent; travel along the East-West highway is likely to be disrupted and British embassy staff have been advised to avoid using this road on this day. Clashes between protesters and police may occur anywhere; you should remain vigilant, take extra care in public places and avoid large gatherings

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19-Feb-2018 15:20
 

Entry requirements section (Emergency travel documents) – if you’re travelling on an Emergency travel document, you’ll have to obtain an exit and entry visa from Brunei Immigration before you travel

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19-Feb-2018 14:58
 

Summary – updated information on ongoing political tensions in Togo; you should exercise caution, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media

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19-Feb-2018 11:58
 

Summary - if you enter Peru without an entry stamp you’re required by law to apply for a new entry stamp at the nearest immigration office

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18-Feb-2018 12:24
 

Latest Update: Summary - On Monday 19 February there will be large political rallies and other events in the centre of Harare to mark the death of the Opposition Leader. Health section – there are currently outbreaks of typhoid in Harare and cholera in Chegutu; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health and Network Centre.

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17-Feb-2018 11:27
 

Latest update: Summary - On 16 February 2018 Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency. If you are in Ethiopia remain aware of your surroundings and follow the advice of local authorities.

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16-Feb-2018 18:33
 

Summary and Terrorism section - removal of threat to Carnival

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16-Feb-2018 16:53
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone 10 is forecast to hit the north west coast of Australia from 18 February 2018 and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to northern parts of Western Australia

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16-Feb-2018 16:38
 

Summary - removal of information on Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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16-Feb-2018 16:12
 

Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel within 4km of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali due to ongoing volcanic activity; on 10 February 2018, the Indonesian authorities lowered Mt. Agung’s alert status from level 4 (highest) to level 3 (standby). The authorities have indicated Mt. Agung continues to show signs of volcanic activity and the possibility of an eruption remains

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16-Feb-2018 12:51
 

Summary – By-elections are scheduled for 17 February 2018 in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam; there will be heightened security around polling stations and the local area and political demonstrations are expected; you should avoid large crowds or demonstrations. Traffic congestion is highly likely and may affect the administrative areas of Kinondoni, Masaki, Msasani and Oysterbay.

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 11:57
 

Safety and security section (Political situation) - removal of information on national referendum on 4 February

Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 11:47
 

Summary - removal of information on events to commemorate the death of Etienne Tshisekedi

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16-Feb-2018 11:31
 

Summary – President Kenyatta was inaugurated for a second five year term on 28 November 2017 following a tense election period which saw an increase in protests across the country, some of which turned violent. Political tensions remain high and further demonstrations and clashes are possible

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16-Feb-2018 11:25
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about ELN activity from 10 to 13 February 2018

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16-Feb-2018 10:13
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Gita

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 09:35
 

Summary - removal of information on Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus Champions League match

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 09:30
 

Summary - removal of information on Carnival 2018

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15-Feb-2018 14:56
 

Safety & security section (Political situation) – the next presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018, with a run-off, if necessary, scheduled around 2 weeks after that; you should avoid political rallies. Vehicular movement will be restricted on election day and only accredited vehicles and personnel will be able to move freely around the country

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25-Jan-2018 12:07
 

Entry requirements section (Emergency travel documents) – UK Emergency travel documents are accepted for entry into, transit through and exit from Guinea Bissau

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24-Jan-2018 17:49
 

Summary - removal of advice about political demonstrations in Lahore and about British High Commission staff limiting travel within F8, F9, G8 and G9 sectors of Islamabad; Terrorism section (Kidnapping) – those engaged in humanitarian aid work, journalism or business sectors are viewed as legitimate targets. If you’re kidnapped, the reason for your presence is unlikely to serve as a protection or secure your safe release

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24-Jan-2018 17:32
 

Safety & security section (Political situation) – the two main opposition parties have announced that they will hold a major demonstration in central Tirana on 27 January 2018; you should check the local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations

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24-Jan-2018 17:23
 

Summary – Liverpool FC play FC Porto in the Champions League on 14 February; information and advice page for travelling fans. Removal of information on forest fires

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24-Jan-2018 17:18
 

Summary – Mayon volcano in Albay Province is demonstrating increased eruptive activity, the local alert level has been raised to level 4, meaning a more hazardous eruption may be imminent. Ash plumes can affect air quality and have an impact on health; additional advice on the potential health hazards can found on the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network website. Some local airports in and around Legazpi City have suspended operations and further disruption to flights in the region is possible; you should check with your airline before travelling

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24-Jan-2018 15:50
 

Summary - removal of advice on the tsunami warning following an earthquake off the coast of north Alaska

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24-Jan-2018 12:46
 

Summary – editorial changes following widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017; life in Dominica continues to return to a state of normality. Mains water has been restored to 85% of the population and electricity has been restored to Roseau and Portsmouth, and for all essential services

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24-Jan-2018 10:31
 

Summary – the protests that were widespread across Iran in late December 2017 and early January 2018 have largely ceased as of mid-January. However, you should continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds and areas where police and security forces are deployed

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24-Jan-2018 09:59
 

Summary – there have been a spate of robberies and attacks on and around the Cote D’Or beach on the island of Praslin; incidents have taken place both after dark and during daylight hours; you should take care when walking in this area, particularly at night

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24-Jan-2018 09:32
 

Summary – heavy snow falls have caused some roads and ski resorts to be closed at intervals and the risk of avalanche is quite high in many areas; you should check with your tour operator or resort before travelling. If you’re visiting a ski resort you should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before you travel

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23-Jan-2018 18:17
 

Latest update: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM (local time) on 23 January 2018. The Tsunami warnings which were issued for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands have now been lifted.

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23-Jan-2018 17:32
 

Latest update: Summary - an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM local time on 23 January 2018; all tsunami warnings for Canada have now been lifted

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23-Jan-2018 17:14
 

Summary – removal of information on local advice regarding security threats

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23-Jan-2018 16:40
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – the next presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018. Unofficial campaigning has started and you should avoid political rallies that may occur during the official campaign period, which starts on 4 February; Health section – updated statistics on HIV/AIDS in 2016

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23-Jan-2018 16:40
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Travelling with medication) - addition of information and advice on travelling to Turkmenistan with prescription and non-prescription medication

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23-Jan-2018 16:13
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

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23-Jan-2018 16:05
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (River rafting and boating) - the government of Cusco has suspended tour activities in parts of the rivers in Cusco until 31 March 2018 due to high water levels; Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - there are a number of unregistered tour agencies operating in Cusco and other cities; travelling with unregistered operators brings increased risks; we advise that you only use registered tour agencies; for more information, contact the Ministry of Tourism

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23-Jan-2018 14:55
 

Local law and customs section – some common prescription and over-the-counter medicines are banned and ignorance may not be considered a defence; if you need prescription medication for long term use, you may need to provide extra paperwork, such as an import licence. You should check with the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for advice and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare also provides information about bringing medication for personal use

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23-Jan-2018 11:06
 

Summary - an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.0 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM (local time) on 23 January 2018. A tsunami warning is in place for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands; you should monitor local reports and follow any advice issued by the local authorities.

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23-Jan-2018 11:03
 

Summary - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.0 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM on 23 January 2018. A tsunami warning is in place for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands; you should monitor local reports and follow any advice issued by the local authorities

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23-Jan-2018 06:36
 

Latest update: Summary - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, near Kusatsu ski resort, in Gunma Prefecture erupted on Tuesday 23 January with reports of people injured. Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a level-3 volcanic alert on a scale of 5, telling people not to approach and a warning about the danger of falling volcanic rocks. If you are in the area you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

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22-Jan-2018 18:23
 

Latest update: Summary - general strikes across Bolivia are expected to begin on Tuesday 23 January; there may be significant disruption in the coming days, including blockades on main transport routes and streets within cities; you should monitor local news before travelling, avoid demonstrations and follow the guidance of local authorities

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22-Jan-2018 18:06
 

Latest update: Summary - Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is demonstrating increased eruptive activity, including a lava fountain and ash plumes; the local alert level has been raised to level 4, meaning a more hazardous eruption may be imminent; if you’re in the area, you should remain vigilant, monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities to stay out of the designated danger zone within 8km of the crater; Legazpi City International Airport has suspended operations and further disruption to flights in the region is possible

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22-Jan-2018 17:43
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on the impact of heavy snowfall in the mountains; there's an increased risk of avalanches and some road and rail connections have been affected; addition of links to information on road conditions and rail travel

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22-Jan-2018 14:37
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Pope's visit to Peru from 18 to 21 January

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22-Jan-2018 14:08
 

Latest update: Summary – heavy snowfall in western parts of Austria have led to road closures and a high risk of avalanches; local authorities advise caution when traveling in the affected regions; you should keep up to date with local avalanche warning bulletins, including for Tyrol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg; for further information on how your travel plans may be affected, contact your tour operator

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22-Jan-2018 13:42
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and summary – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increased threat; removal of information about political events held across the DRC on Sunday 21 January

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22-Jan-2018 10:37
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a taxi strike in Goa, which has now concluded

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22-Jan-2018 10:32
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of information about an incident involving a tourist bus in Limon Province in January 2018, during which passengers were robbed at gunpoint; Safety and security section (Air travel) - Costa Rica's civil aviation authority has suspended the operating certificate of Nature Air while an investigation is conducted into a fatal accident in December 2017

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21-Jan-2018 13:38
 

Rail and road access to the Zermatt area has been temporarily suspended again due to heavy snowfall and avalanche risk. If you are in the area, please follow instructions of local authorities and updates published on local Tourism website - https://www.zermatt.ch/

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20-Jan-2018 20:31
 

Summary: On 20 January 2018 the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has been attacked by gunmen. Please follow the instructions of local authorities.

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20-Jan-2018 20:11
 

Latest update: Summary - There is an ongoing taxi strike in Goa. Travel in and around the State is affected, including on the road to the airport and around hotels and beaches. You should monitor the media for the latest information, and follow the instructions of the local authorities. Avoid large gatherings. Allow more time for travel and speak to your hotel, airline or travel company about getting to and from the airport.

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19-Jan-2018 17:17
 

Safety and security section (Rakhine state) – on 16 January 2018 protests related to an Arakan national event took place in Mrauk U in Central Rakhine in which 7 were killed and 30 civilians and police were injured

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19-Jan-2018 17:12
 

Summary - there are reports that the taxi strike in Goa will continue into Saturday 20 January, continuing to affect travel in and around Goa, including on the road to the airport and around hotels and beaches. You should monitor the media for the latest information, and follow the instructions of the local authorities. Allow more time for travel and speak to your hotel, airline or travel company about getting to and from the airport

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19-Jan-2018 16:30
 

Health section – there has been an increase in reported cases of a food and water bug, cyclospora, affecting travellers returning from Mexico, you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre; Entry requirements section (Departure tax) – you may need to pay a departure tax when leaving Mexico by air or land. The cost can vary and some airports or border crossings only accept payment in cash. Most airlines include the cost within the ticket price, but if you’re in doubt, check with your airline or tour operator

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19-Jan-2018 16:11
 

Latest update: Summary - there have been calls for peaceful political events to be held across the DRC on Sunday 21 January; you should remain vigilant and be aware of disruptions to journeys around Kinshasa and other large cities; internet and phone services may be interrupted; you should monitor local news and media

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19-Jan-2018 13:56
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

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19-Jan-2018 11:56
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
19-Jan-2018 11:55
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
19-Jan-2018 11:53
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
19-Jan-2018 11:47
 

minor editorial amendments

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19-Jan-2018 11:10
 

Latest update: Summary - a temporary ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) ended on 9 January 2018; the ELN has since renewed its attacks on the Colombian state and further attacks could take place in areas where they are present

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19-Jan-2018 10:37
 

Entry requirements section (Travelling with medicines) – some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances in Thailand. Penalties for non-compliance with the regulations can be severe; you can find out more information by contacting the Royal Thai embassy

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19-Jan-2018 10:22
 

Summary – during the Pope’s visit of 18 to 21 January 2018, access to Lima airport and other airports and roads where the Pope will be visiting will be restricted; you should plan your journey accordingly; Local law and customs section – you may be asked to show your passport to enter some archaeological sites; you should check this with your tour operator in advance

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18-Jan-2018 20:30
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - State of Emergency declared in St James Parish which includes Montego Bay, in response to recent violence including shooting incidents

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18-Jan-2018 17:49
 

Summary - Tropical Cyclone Berguitta passed through Mauritius on 18 January and all cyclone warnings have been lifted. There has been serious flooding in some areas. Before making your journey you should contact your airline for the latest information on flight disruptions or cancellations.

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18-Jan-2018 16:54
 

Summary & Safety and Security Sections – the opposition have called for nationwide protests and demonstrations on 20 and 21 January and also on 25, 26 and 27 January, the latter may target roads and airports; it’s likely transport will be significantly disrupted in the week leading up to the presidential inauguration on 27 January

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18-Jan-2018 14:55
 

Summary – removal of information on Tropical Storm Ava

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18-Jan-2018 13:41
 

Latest update: Summary - update to information on who to contact if in need of consular assistance in St Maarten

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18-Jan-2018 13:39
 

Latest update: Summary – update to information on who to contact if in need of consular assistance in Aruba

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18-Jan-2018 13:00
 

Latest update: Summary - due to preparations for a Republic Day fly-past performance, the Indian Air Force is closing airspace and more than 700 flights to and from New Delhi airport scheduled between 18 and 26 January are expected to be cancelled; for more information on how your travel may be affected, contact your airline or tour operator; Money section – information on restrictions for visitors and residents on bringing Indian rupees into India

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18-Jan-2018 12:42
 

minor editorial amendments

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18-Jan-2018 11:30
 

Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - removal of information on demonstrations on 12 January

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17-Jan-2018 17:00
 

Summary – Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is demonstrating low level activity and the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has issued a level 3 alert warning that a hazardous eruption is possible within day or weeks; a “state of calamity” has been declared in Albay province and local residents have been evacuated; if you’re planning on travelling to the region you should monitor developments through the institute and follow the advice of the local authorities. An eruption may cause disruption to flights and you should check with your airline before travelling

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17-Jan-2018 16:47
 

Latest update: Health section - two outbreaks of hepatitis A have been reported in the states of New South Wales and Victoria; for more information and advice, see the TravelHealthPro website; Summary – removal of information about an incident involving a car in Melbourne in December 2017

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17-Jan-2018 16:02
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - immigration officials may require you to scan your fingerprints as part of biometric data collection at border crossing points; Health section - there has been an outbreak of measles in Ukraine; 4,782 cases were recorded in 2017; for more information and advice, visit the NaTHNaC website

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17-Jan-2018 12:04
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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17-Jan-2018 11:59
 

Summary and Safety & security section – on 15 January 2018, there were at least 20 fatalities and 60 wounded after clashes around Mitiga airport in Tripoli, temporarily closing the airport

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17-Jan-2018 11:51
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Montenegro on LGBT issues

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16-Jan-2018 17:38
 

Latest update: Summary - update to existing information about current hazardous winter weather conditions in the USA; wintry conditions including snow, sleet and freezing are now also affecting Texas and Louisiana; you can check forecasts and weather warnings on the website of the US National Weather Service

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16-Jan-2018 16:37
 

Summary – removal of information on the Dakar rally and strikes by medical professionals

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16-Jan-2018 15:55
 

minor editorial amendments

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16-Jan-2018 15:28
 

Summary - removal of information on the earthquake of 14 January

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16-Jan-2018 13:31
 

Latest update: Summary - there are large scale political demonstrations planned in Lahore for Wednesday 17 January 2018; you should avoid getting caught up in demonstrations, large crowds or other public events

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16-Jan-2018 13:10
 

Entry requirements section (Visas) – if you‘re transiting through Saudi Arabia, you’ll need a transit visa. You should be able to apply through your airline, travel agency or through an established agent via the visa section of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

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16-Jan-2018 13:03
 

Summary – Bishwa Ijtema, the world’s second largest congregation of Muslims, will be held in two phases from 12 to 14 January and 19 to 21 January 2018 beside the Turag River in Tongi (about 3km north of Dhaka). Temporary disruption to daily life in and around Dhaka may occur; if you’re travelling through Dhaka International airport during this time, you should allow extra time for your journey due to heavy traffic and extra security measures

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16-Jan-2018 11:47
 

Latest update: Summary and Natural disasters section (Mount Agung, Bali) - the FCO now advise against all travel to within 6km of the Mount Agung crater in East Bali; this is an exclusion zone put in place by the local authorities; Summary - removal of information about an earthquake off the coast of West Java on 15 December 2017; Entry requirements section (Visas) - you don't need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days; this is calculated to include your date of arrival and date of departure

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16-Jan-2018 11:41
 

Safety and Security section – there has been a rise in drug-related crime in Baja California Sur, including Los Cabos; you should take extra care when travelling to these areas

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16-Jan-2018 11:23
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Passport validity) - if you're travelling to the north of Cyprus, their administration advises that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry to the north; otherwise, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Cyprus

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16-Jan-2018 09:50
 

Summary – update following a period of unrest and violence in the Mount Mulanje area; you should continue to exercise extreme caution if you’re travelling in the area

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15-Jan-2018 17:27
 

Latest update: Summary - protests in several towns and cities across Tunisia continue; you should avoid protests and follow the instructions of the local authorities

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15-Jan-2018 17:13
 

Latest update: Natural disasters (Wildfires) – updated information and advice on the risk of wildfires; exercise caution in areas which have been recently affected by wild fires as they are more susceptible to mudslides during heavy rainfall.

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15-Jan-2018 16:45
 

Entry requirements section – you can take medicines into India as long as you carry the prescription with you. Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are prohibited; further information can be found at the Indian Customs and Ministry of health and Family Welfare websites

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Update Date:
15-Jan-2018 15:44
 

Summary – as of 15 January 2018, Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is showing signs of unrest and a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days; you should follow the advice of local authorities and stay outside of the designated danger zones. An eruption may cause disruption to flights; you should check with your airline before travelling

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15-Jan-2018 15:21
 

Latest update: Summary - British High Commission staff have been advised to limit their movements to or within sectors F-8, F-9, G-8 and G-9 in Islamabad, including all major intersections within these areas, until further notice; if you're in Islamabad, you're advised to do likewise

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15-Jan-2018 14:58
 

Entry requirements – it’s possible to visit the areas of Brest or Grodno for short periods without a visa; this must be done through a registered tour operator and through assigned border checkpoints and these areas can’t be visited independently

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15-Jan-2018 13:49
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Réunion from around 17 January 2018; you should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities.

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Update Date:
15-Jan-2018 12:09
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Mauritius from around 17 January 2018; you should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders

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Update Date:
15-Jan-2018 11:21
 

Summary – removal of information regarding possible protests and demonstrations; Entry requirements (Medication) – additional guidance on bringing medication into Turkey

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Update Date:
15-Jan-2018 03:01
 

Latest Update - Summary: Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is showing signs of imminent eruption. British nationals in the region are advised to monitor and respond to advice from the local authorities and to stay outside of the designated danger zones.

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14-Jan-2018 13:32
 

Latest update: Summary - In the early afternoon of Sunday 14 January a small explosion took place near Al-Bustan Street in Saida (Sidon). At least one person was injured. You should avoid the area and follow the advice of the local security agencies.

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14-Jan-2018 11:20
 

Latest update: Summary - on 14 January 2018 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Arequipa. Power cuts have been reported in Arequipa and Ica. There is no tsunami alert.

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12-Jan-2018 16:36
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Iraq on LGBT issues

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12-Jan-2018 16:30
 

Latest update: Summary - the Venezuelan authorities have closed the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; there is currently no air or sea traffic between Venezuela and these islands; if you’re planning to travel on these routes, contact your tour operator for further advice; Safety and security section (Air travel) - online check-in does not exempt passengers from going through the airline’s check-in desk in person

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12-Jan-2018 14:53
 

Local law and customs section – same sex marriage is legal in the British Antarctic Territory

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12-Jan-2018 14:50
 

Local law and customs section – same sex marriage is legal in the Pitcairn Islands

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Update Date:
12-Jan-2018 13:58
 

Summary – general editorial amendment removing information on public protests following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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11-Jan-2018 17:01
 

Summary – the Pope will visit Peru from 18 to 21 January 2018. Large numbers of people are expected to come to Peru during this period; travel and accommodation is likely to be very busy, so you should plan your journey accordingly; large crowds might attract pick pockets/minor criminality so you should be vigilant and take care of personal belongings at all times

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11-Jan-2018 14:25
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on travelling to the UAE with prescribed or over the counter medication

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11-Jan-2018 13:55
 

Summary – removal of information on the Procession of the Black Nazarene

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11-Jan-2018 13:30
 

Summary – rail and road access to the Zermatt area has been restored following the recent temporary suspension of transport links due to heavy snowstorms

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 13:14
 

Health section – certain areas of the South Coast are experiencing breakdowns of sewage pipes. Leakages are occurring; you should avoid coming into direct contact with raw sewage and normal hygiene precautions should be followed

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 11:59
 

Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - calls for unauthorised protests in Sitra, Abu Seibaa and Shakhura on Friday 12 January 2018

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11-Jan-2018 10:46
 

Summary - a temporary ceasefire between the government and the ELN armed group ended on 9 January 2018

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11-Jan-2018 10:35
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 10:34
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 10:06
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 10:03
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 09:58
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 09:57
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
11-Jan-2018 09:55
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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Update Date:
10-Jan-2018 18:40
 

Summary – The Dakar Rally will take place in Bolivia between 9-15 January; some roads will be closed and public transport may be disrupted; ongoing strikes by medical professionals across Bolivia have reduced services in public and private hospitals; some emergency medical services may only be available on a limited basis; you should take necessary precautions.

A

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W

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X

Y

Z

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